RFID & Wireless IoT Global

The e-magazine for users, integrators and developers of RFID & Wireless IoT

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  • Topics: Industrial IoT, Automotive, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail, Smart City, Security and Consumer IoT
  • Technologies: RFID, NFC, BLE, LPWAN, RTLS, WiFi, 4G/5G, GPS, ORM, SAW
01/2020 - Publication date: February 20th 2020

An important tendency in the retail sector in recent years is the declining number of companies - between 2012 and 2017 it has decreased by 1.5 %. According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Dtl.), retail sales in 2019 were approximately 2.9 % higher than in 2018. Nevertheless, stationary retail is facing major challenges due to the influence of two-digit growth in e-commerce.

In most European countries, the share of online shoppers, purchasing via mobile phone or tablet, is over 50 %. One trend: on average multichannel shoppers spend three times more than 'traditional' customers. The new technological possibilities are therefore of tremendous importance for retailers' sales objectives.

Experts are very optimistic about the forecasts for sales using RFID transponders. Expenses are a significant factor in the development. They are considered to be a substantial external force for establishing RFID as a standard.

In this issue

NFC data for AI-based applications

Accelerating the digital transformation in retail

NXP: Accelerating the digital transformation in retail

RFID and NFC data for AI-based applications create digital shopping experiences - the transformation in retail is in full swing. Global technology rollouts with RFID and NFC are the gateway to the new retail world!

Inventory Accuracy

RFID Rollout in 70 Stores in just one Month

America Today: RFID Rollout in 70 Stores in just one Month

Cloud-based UHF RFID application reduces the Dutch retailer's inventory effort by over 90 percent and increases inventory accuracy to 100 percent.

Inventory Accuracy

Levi's tagged more than 50 Million Articles for Global RFID Rollout

Levi's tagged more than 50 Million Articles for Global RFID Rollout

By 2021, 3,000 Levi's stores will be equipped with UHF RFID technology. Today, already 100 percent of US stores are RFID enabled.


Watch Retailer Kessaris becomes RFID Pioneer

Kessaris becomes RFID Pioneer

A high-performance tagging solution for Rolex, Bulgari & Co! The next step: RFID theft protection for products in the jewelry retail sector.

Customer Interaction

Electronic Price Tags with NFC at Colruyt

Electronic Price Tags with NFC at Colruyt

NFC technology as an interface between products and customers' smartphones. Increased flow of information and rapid price adjustments.

Merchandise Security and Theft Protection

LPP expands RFID rollout to second fashion brand

LPP expands RFID rollout to second fashion brand

RFID extension at Brand Reserved and the solution applied to the Brand Mohito.

Microwave-safe RFID Tags

Sodexo Realizes Self-service Refrigerator for Convenience Food

Sodexo Realizes Self-service Refrigerator for Convenience Food

Microwave-compatible UHF RFID labels in self-service machines support automated billing and transparent inventory management.

Sensor Technology and Shopping Experience

Puma digitalizes Flagship Store in New York City

Puma digitalizes Flagship Store in New York City

Sensor-based interactive sales area on more than 1,700 square meters at Puma's flagship store.

Pallet pooling

Coming soon: Plastic Euro Pallets with RFID

Coming soon: Plastic Euro Pallets with RFID at Greencycle

Greencycle's pool system controls 14 million deliveries in Europe per year and seamlessly records up to 400 trucks with 990 pallets each per week.

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Automotive, Industrial IoT, and Logistics
02/2020 - Publication date: March 31, 2020

Production figures in the automotive market have been declining for years. Between 2018 and 2019, they fell by 6.8% in the EU. According to forecasts, the number of passenger cars in Europe will not increase any further at least until 2030, and by 2035 it will have actually fallen by 8% compared to 2018. In China, there will probably be 11 million more cars on the roads in 2030 than in 2018.

Alternative drive systems are growing significantly in all countries of the EU. In 2019, pure e-battery cars, hybrid cars, and LPG passenger cars will have an increase of 27.5 % compared to the previous year. In Germany, numerous large cities have planned extensive fleets of electric buses. Compared to 2019, four times as many charging stations will be required in terms of infrastructure by 2025.

By 2030, over half of all new purchases will have integrated 5G communication technology. The manufacturers of connected and mobility services will then have a larger market share. Semi-autonomous driving would be possible everywhere by 2050, but even then it will mainly take place on highways. According to current estimates, only around 17.8 % of drivers would drive semi-autonomously in the city.

In this issue

M2M Communication

Easily and securely exchanging data

OPC UA: Easily and securely exchanging data

M2M communication with clarity! An OPC UA-based plug-and-produce accelerates and optimizes production processes in the automotive industry with a secure, standardized communication architecture.

Laundry Transport and Sorting System

RFID Supports Textile Allocation According to Colour and Washing Process

Miele: RFID Supports Textile Allocation According to Colour and Washing Process

Clothing items tagged with RFID transponders optimise cleaning and sorting. Incorrect allocation of colours, textile types and cleaning processes are eliminated./p>

Car2X Communication

Vehicles Communicating with the Environment

Nordsys: Vehicles Communicating with the Environment

Platooning, improved road safety, better traffic flow, and cross-manufacturer car-to-car communication create the basis for the traffic of tomorrow.

Container Tracking

Cross-Site Capturing of Load Carriers

Groupe PSA: Cross-Site Capturing of Load Carriers

A Sigfox-based Track&Trace application tracks containers equipped with sensors in real time between suppliers and assembly plants.

Factory 56

Efficient and Flexible Vehicle Production

Daimler: Factory 56

300 driverless transport systems, 5G communication, RFID parts identification, 360-degree networking from supplier to customer – Daimler is building the factory of the future.

Tool Management

Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Kadia: Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Thanks to plausibility checks, a digitalized RFID tool recording system increases the reliability of precision machining processes for the precise processing of bores.

Smart Rubber

Smart Components in the Industry 4.0

Dätwyler: Smart Rubber

With RFID, elastomer components become 100 percent paperlessly traceable at the individual part level in accordance with international laws and regulations.

Predictive Maintenance

Faster Information at Lower Costs

Istanbul Airport: Predictive Maintenance

At one of the largest airports in the world, LoRaWAN supports real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of countless devices, machines and equipment.

Production Control

100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

El Sewedy Electric: 100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

UHF RFID captures raw materials, semi-finished and finished products from incoming goods to outgoing goods at several El Sewedy Electric production plants.

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Logistics in Medicine, Clinics, Laboratories and Pharmaceutics
03/2020 - Publication date: May 26th 2020

The everyday processes in a clinic or laboratory are complex. Patient safety has the highest priority. The quality of care must be guaranteed at all times. The correct identification of a sample in the laboratory can be as life-saving as locating equipment, preparing surgical instruments or monitoring compliance with hygiene standards.

Hospital management 2020 means: Efficient digitalization strategies geared to everyday processes. These include laundry management with laundry lockers or rooms, the use of pneumatic delivery systems, patient-care robots and the rapid connection between laboratories and wards, the identification of patients and staff, the location and digital maintenance of medical equipment, the monitoring of surgical plans, and the temperature of drugs, laboratory samples and blood donations.

All optimizations and cost reductions depend on an integrated digitalization strategy and the use of WIoT technologies such as RFID, NFC, BLE or WiFi.

In this issue

Central Sterilization

Tracking via RFID and WiFi

Asklepios: Tracking via RFID and Wifi

RFID and WiFi-based tracking solutions are used in the central sterilization department of the Asklepios clinics in Hamburg to create the highest possible transparency in instrument preparation.

Blood Donation Service

Digitalizing Patient Safety

DRK Blood Donor Service NSTOB

The DRK blood donation service NSTOB is looking for technological solutions to achieve the highest possible level of patient safety before, during, and after blood donation.

Molecular Laboratory

Sample Identification at Minus 200 Degrees

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble uses RFID technology for the identification and automated handling of biological samples at cryogenic temperatures.

Asset Tracking

Asset Management in Over 135 Facilities

Ministry of Health of the UAE

The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates has commissioned a nationwide RFID-based asset tracking system in 17 hospitals, 113 clinics and health centers as well as 6 warehouses.


Digitalization as Cornerstone of the New Clinic Building

University Hospital Aarhus

With the construction and consolidation of distributed hospitals in the University Hospital Aarhus, one of the largest and most modern health centers in Northern Europe has been created, relying extensively on digitalized processes.

Pneumatic Tube System

Accelerate Laboratory Sample Transports Safely

University Hospital Dresden

RFID supports the identification of laboratory samples and medical materials, which are currently transported by pneumatic post over a distance of five kilometers and 19 stations in the university hospital.

Technology Tests

Wireless IoT in the Hospital

UMC Utrecht

At the University Hospital Utrecht, in a temporarily closed ward, wireless IoT technologies are tested and researched in tracking applications under real conditions.

NFC in Healthcare

NFC Sensors for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Fraunhofer IMS

Sensors that communicate via passive NFC interface support the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes or data acquisition directly from the bloodstream.

Security and Localization

RFID Supports Localization

Adana Health Campus

The Adana Health Campus relies on active and passive RFID applications to locate people and assets, ensuring the highest possible level of security.

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